SoftSide Magazine Issue 57 (Microtext 2) (July 1983). ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW - Gourmet Cooking Computer-style (The kitchen of the future might include a robot chef and open on to a computer-controlled greenhouse. Imagine gourmet meals prepared by a different "guest chef" every night. Have your computer take a weekly inventory and automatically transmit your order to the supermarket, for delivery at your convenience.) - Allen L. Wold, THE WORLD CONNECTION Network Conversations (Electronic mail enables you to send messages instantly, anywhere in the world - no waiting for the Postal Service to hand deliver a letter. Networks also give you group conversations, bulletin boards, and even group names.) - Tim Knight, TEXT SAMPLER (Is your prose too flowery? Do long-winded sentences exhaust your readers? This utility helps you to check verbosity, before fog enshrouds your ideas.) - Joe W. Rocke, Review of APPLE'S NEW TWIST: THE IIe (The latest update of the Apple II has an improved keyboard, upper and lower case, an optional 80-column card and up to 128K memory - everything you always wanted. Inside it has fewer chips, and generates less heat than previous models.) - Fred Condo, FINANCIAL OPERATING SYSTEM The Have Your Cake And Eat It Too Investment (Convertible securities are a little-known but highly profitable investment medium today, and you'll find out all about them in this installment.) - J. M. Keynes, MURPHY AND ME (fiction) (Life with an unpredictable and opinionated robot is an exercise in patience and perseverance.) - Steve Birchall, SOFTSIDE SELECTIONS (Software for Your Personal Computer!) - Between pages 40 & 41, Editorial, Output: Philosophies of Life, The Sides of SoftSide, Hints and Enhancements, Bugs, Worms & Other Undesirables, New Products, Machine Head, Market/Side, Advertisers' Index, Review of The Volkswriter (PC) - Steve Birchall, Review of The Word Plus (PC) - Fred Condo, Article - Hello Hider (If you never seem to have enough disk space when you need it try this utility. It frees space on your disk for programming.) (Apple) - Paul R. Taylor, Review of AppleWriter for the IIe (Apple) - Fred Condo, Review of Bank Street Writer for the Apple (Apple) - Jon Voskuil, Review of CopyArt II (S-80) - Robert J. Hennessey, Review of Radio Shack Modem II (S-80) - Vik Gavande, Review of Spell Wizard (Atari) - Richard E. Herring, Review of AtariWriter (Atari) - Arlan Levitan, Review of Bank Street Writer for the Atari (Atari) - Robert Riggs, Review of Seikosha AT-100 Printer (Atari) - David Plotkin, Article - Exploring The Atari Frontier (Remember the short demo program at the end of our last installment? This time we'll take it apart and see how it works.) (Atari) - Alan J. Zett.